WWW Wednesday – July 8, 2020

WWW Wednesday

In an attempt to try and be more consistent with my blogging, I thought I’d try doing the WWW Wednesday tag hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Since I don’t have any semblance of a posting schedule and don’t review every book I read, I figured this might be a way for me to give some quick thoughts about what I’m reading. 

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently reading The Deep by Alma Katsu. This book follows a woman, Annie, who survived the Titanic’s infamous journey and is now, four years later, on the sister ship as a war nurse. Anything I wrote about in last week’s WWW Wednesday went out the window because a bunch of my holds on Libby started coming in. This is one of them. This book has a ton of elements I enjoy reading about – the Titanic, World War I, sirens, and ghosts? – but I am concerned that it’s too much in one story. I’m not sure yet because I’m still really having fun reading this book and I have hopes that I will be satisfied in the end.

I’ve finished two books since last Wednesday. First was So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. I got the audiobook for this through Libby and listened to it while working around the apartment. This is a nonfiction book primarily for beginners in anti-racism and covers a variety of topics including microaggressions and cultural appropriation. Even if you aren’t a beginner, I think it might be good to revisit some of these topics and be reminded of how to approach different conversations regarding race.

I also read another one of my Libby holds, Wilder Girls by Rory Power. This is a YA horror about a group of girls who are quarantined on an island because of a disease called “the Tox.” This disease changes their bodies in some graphic and horrific ways. I can’t say much more about the plot of this book because I think it’s best to just jump in if you’re going to read it. I really enjoyed this book and am continuing to think about Power’s underlying themes of womanhood and puberty and I think this is one that will stick with me for quite a while.

Next up for me is Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert. This is the last Libby book I have for now and I’ve been waiting for this for ages! I don’t usually read romance but I like the idea of it. From what I’ve heard about this book, I think this will be one that I will enjoy because the characters seem well-rounded and interesting outside of just being in love. I’m hoping this starts a long relationship between me and romance novels because sometimes I just want something sweet and fun.

Have you read any of these books? What are you reading? If you participate in WWW Wednesday, link me your posts!

22 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – July 8, 2020

    1. Thank YOU for visiting!! Depending how The Deep goes, I might write a review or I might save it for the end of the month but either way, I’m sure I’ll have some thoughts haha

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  1. I totally understand the struggle with library ebook holds coming through. It seems I’m on hold forever and then they all appear at once. haha. I’v got Chloe Brown and have about a week left before it goes back. I’ve heard so many good things and I need to get to it!!

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